Dr Shamshad Karatela

Honorary Lecturer

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Dr Shamshad Karatela is an environmental epidemiologist and a public health researcher. From being a molecular microbiologist, she further developed her skills in public health, environmental epidemiology, exposure science, bio-monitoring, infectious diseases, microbiome and intellectual disability. She has also developed skills in program monitoring and evaluation, survey design, curricula development/training, supervision, management and data analysis. Her particular research interest focuses on understanding the long-term impacts of developmental exposures (from gestation, early life, into adolescence) to environmental chemicals/pollutants/contaminants.


  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Auckland University of Technology


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